23C3 - 1.5

23rd Chaos Communication Congress
Who can you trust?

Werner Pieper
Day 2
Room Saal 2
Start time 18:30
Duration 01:00
ID 1540
Event type Lecture
Track Society
Language German

To live outside the law you gotta be honest

Ist nicht jedes Passwort eine Manifestation des Mißtrauens?

As a dealer of illegal substances in the late 60s, early 70s, I learned how to work without written contracts and without advertising.

In those seven years I lived on trust and some of my then-customers are my best friends today. When I became a publisher I decided to work the same way: on trust. Why go back if you have the experience, that trust works? When Wau Holland contacted me, if I would be willing to publish the first books by the CCC, the HACKER BIBELN, my 'Yes' was all that was needed. We did three publications, I payed the CCC about 140.000,00 DM as royalties and nobody questioned that deal.